ProdCo: TyScot/Manhaddon Films
Title: A Beautiful Soul (2012)
Director: Jeffrey W. Byrd
Synopses: Leading the “A Beautiful Soul” cast is Haddon as Andre Stephens. The film also stars Harry Lennix (“The Matrix”, “The Five Heartbeats”, “Barbershop 2”) as Jeff Freeze, Robert Ri’chard (“One on One”, “Coach Carter”, “The Matrix) as Chris Scott, Lesley Ann Brandt (“Spartacus”, “Diplomatic Immunity”) as Angela Berry, and Barry Floyd (“The Game”) as Terrance Wilson.
Directed by Jeff Byrd (“Seventeen Again”, “Soul Food The Series”, “Kings Ransom”, “Jasper TX), “A Beautiful Soul”, a contemporary twist on Capra’s “A Wonderful Life”, is the story of Andre Stephens (Haddon), an R&B superstar who has success, fame and fortune but spiritually has lost his way. The film follows Andre after his “perfect” life is shattered in a brutal attack that leaves he and his best friend CHRIS JOHNSON (Ri’chard) clinging to life. As he embarks on a spiritual journey that exists in a place that is neither on Earth nor in Heaven, Andre is forced to make a choice that could change his destiny forever. Shot on location in Los Angeles, California, “A Beautiful Soul” was cast by Twinkie Byrd (“Jumping the Broom”, “Notorious”, “Stomp the Yard”) and features cameos by NBA Legend John Salley, R&B songstress Faith Evens and Bishop Noel Jones. The film will feature original music from Deitrick Haddon as well Kierra Sheard, and Faith Evans, among others. Slated for release in Spring 2012, “A Beautiful Soul” is a presentation of Tyscot Film + Entertainment, in association with Relevé Entertainment and Manhaddon Entertainment. The screenplay is written by Allison Elizabeth Brown and Deitrick Haddon. The film is being produced by Holly Carter, Felicia D. Henderson, and Dominique Telson.